Here's a very young Ricky Nelson, 2 years before anyone ever heard of Elvis Presley. And an itsy bitsy Beaver Cleaver!
Maybe its humor was a little more subdued than later episodes, but it was not "unfunny". I thought the 53 year old trick or treater was pretty humorous.
December 29, 2010 Subject:
Season 1, episode 5.
Original air date: 31 October 1952.
On Halloween nignt, Ozzie and Thorny make plans to attend a non-costume party as Satan and a Scotsman. Meanwhile Ricky and David attend a Halloween Party at school and the Nelson household is besieged by children demanding candy or else.
Cast: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson, Don Defore (Thornby Thornberry), William Haade (Man at the door), Jerry Mathers (Trick or treatig child) and Vicky Churchill (Trick or treating child.)
Very unfunny episode.
October 21, 2009 Subject:
Original Air Date: October 31, 1952
One of the very earliest Ozzie & Harriet shows (episode #5 to be exact!), this is quite cute, and it is especially nice to see everyone when they were so young and new to this TV format.
A fine and fun episode of one of the best shows in the history of television. It was better than anything on the tube today, even at its worst. But this was one of the best of the early ones.
Reviewer:Philosopher Jay -
May 18, 2009 Subject:
Interesting But Not as Funny as Many Episodes
I found the view on Halloween and Halloween Parties rather odd.
It was not as funny as many episodes.
The highlight for me was a cameo by Jerry Mathers, who later went on to star in "Leave it to Beaver". He appears at about 15:20 in the show. He must have been only four years old or so.